Actor George Grizzard, Oct. 1 Broadway and screen actor George Grizzard, who won acclaim, and a Tony Award, for performing in Edward Albee's dramas, died of complications from lung cancer on Oct. 1, 2007. He was 79. Grizzard's film roles included a bullying U.S. senator in Advise and Consent in 1962 and an oilman in Comes a Horseman in 1978. On television, Grizzard made regular appearances on Law & Order and won a best supporting actor Emmy for the 1980 TV movie The Oldest Living Graduate, which starred Henry Fonda. His TV credits stretch back to the '50s, when he appeared in various anthology series such as Playhouse 90.
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